Offsite Construction 101

Offsite Construction 101

Date(s): November  2022

Time: 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Duration: Two four-hour sessions

Format: (Virtual) Instructor-led Live Course

Member Price: $700.00

Non-Member Price: $910.00

Who Should Attend: Contractors, Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Consultants, Engineers, Architects and Public and Private Owners. 

Overview:  Off-site construction is growing in popularity as the benefits of off-site methodologies are being realized by industry experts. These benefits, including shortened schedule, reduced material waste, safer work environment and increased productivity have been shown in a variety of sectors, and will help solve some of the crises being faced in the construction industry.

With a new project delivery model, comes new processes for procurement, design, project management and project handover. We have partnered withThe University of New Brunswick (UNB) Off-site Construction Research Centre (OCRC) to delvier a course that focuses on an introduction to off-site construction and include case studies from industry experts from across the country to ensure attendees are equipped with leading knowledge and best practices to improve their skills in the delivery of off-site construction projects. Some takeaways for course attendees include: i) history and types of off-site construction, ii) barriers to off-site construction, iii) design for manufacturing, logistics and assembly, the digital tools available for this, and how these differ from traditional ‘stick-built’ construction, and iv) differences in procurement and project management processes for off-site construction projects.


  • Background and history of off-site construction
  • Definition and types of off-site construction
  • Optimal procurement methods and models for off-site construction
  • Design for manufacture, logistics and assembly (DfMLA)
  • Considerations and technologies for DfMLA
  • Project management processes in off-site construction
  • Existing barriers to off-site construction
  • Identifying a project for off-site construction
  • Residential project case study
  • ICI project case study

 Facilitator(s): Dr. Zhen Lei, PhD, P. Eng. Assistant Professor, UNB Civil Engineering & Brandon Searle, P. Eng., M. Eng. Director, Innovation and Operations, UNB OCRC


Qty Item Price Description
CANS Connect Non-Member: $910.00
Members: $700.00
1 CANS Connect Video Available
Cancellation Policy

-Cancellations must be received no later than 10 business days prior to the course date to be eligible for a 75% refund of registration fees.
-No refunds will be issued after this date.
-If you register for the course and do not attend, you are liable for the full registration fee unless you cancel according to the terms stated above.
-If you are unable to attend after registering you may send a substitute up to and including the day of the course. Please provide a name and email address for name tag and records.
-CANS reserves the right to cancel any course and will, in such an event, provide a full refund of registrations fees. Every effort will be made to give registrants a reasonable notice of cancellation.
-No liability is assumed by the organization for changes in course dates, content, speakers, or venue.